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Sweetgreen iPhone app applies meal calorie counts to Apple Health

Organic food restaurant Sweetgreen has added the ability to apply calorie counts for take-out dishes to Health data when orders are placed through an app —and it appears to be among the first of its kind.




Spotted on Thursday by AppleInsider, Sweetgreen's latest app update gives the user the option of including items in the cart to the Health app. When the "Add to Health" button is tapped, individual items or the entire order can be added.




There is still no central database of foods within Health, and the data added for food intake is still reliant on the user knowing the calorie content of a meal during the addition. Some apps have been developed to help with this process, but there is still no standard for the process.

The Sweetgreen app is relevant only to users with the restaurant locally, requires iOS 8, and occupies 122 megabytes of device storage space.

The Health application itself was launched in iOS 8, and aims to become a centralized repository for all of a user's health information, whether input manually or automatically collected through third-party iPhone accessories and the Apple Watch.

With Apple's Health app, and HealthKit, Users can configure emergency contact information, register to become an organ donor, track reproductive health conditions, log UV exposure, and much more.